11 Songs You Need In Your Life This Week
Tracks we love right now. In no particular order.
1. "Jumpman" is one of the better runs on a tape of sparkling shoot-around sessions with Drake and Fewtch. Jordan Brand needed this look this year." Metro Boomin on production, wow..
2. With rhymes like screw your anonymity/ loving me is all you need, "Freak" could have been predictable Red White & Lana melodrama, but it also features the most immersive incorporation of the skittering beats that haunt much of Honeymoon, plus some ghostly scatting.
3. British producer Naughty Boy might’ve had a brutal split with Zayn Malik but he managed to snag Beyoncé, one of the only pop stars bigger than the former 1D member, for a frenetic, uptempo track, “Runnin’ (Lose It All)".
4. Thanks to its resurfacing in a cell phone ad this week, we've got a new excuse to bump this hilarious "Queen's Speech Ep. 4" freestyle from Birmingham MC Lady Leshur yet again. And again. And again.
5. It makes sense that "Dopamine," the hypnotic first leak from DIIV's long-awaited sophomore album, is named after a brain chemical, since their particular brand of sped-up shoegaze always seems to mess with ours.
6. Young Thug's Slime Season is chock full of giddily out-there moments and a few total jams, the Issac Flame-produced "Stunna" being one them.
7. If you think Alex G's "Kicker" sounds like the most traditionally "Alex" of the Beach Music singles so far, you're probably right—but just wait until you see how twisted and noisy it sounds live.
8. Less a song than a spiritual experience, this 15-minute collaborative mix from Arca and HBA head honcho Shayne Oliver, together called Wench, features rhythmically warped traces of t.A.t.U., Crystal Castles, Arthur Russell, and more.
9. About as bare as the cover of her upcoming album, "Same Old Love" is a sparse yet bouyant brush-off that has us rooting for Selena Gomez in a way we haven't since Spring Breakers.
10. Iman Omari’s “Tummy,” off his brand-new beat tape, is a perfect example of the otherworldly sound we’ve grown to love from him—spacey, floating melodies and unquantized post-post-Dilla beats.
11. London-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dreller not only crafted this woozy, psychedelic ode to casual sex, "One Night Stand," but also the gross and kind-of-transfixing animation that dropped with it.